Basic Site Details

Name: Alhambra Theatre of Varieties
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cinemas database indicates that McNair & Elder were involved. Alos th\t it was opened 10 September 1929 by ABC. Conflict of information therefore?

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1200-204, Leith WalkYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419131915  
Item 2 of 4c. 1930  Alterations
Item 3 of 41958  Closed
Item 4 of 41974  Demolished


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitect 19131915 
Item 2 of 4David John ChisholmArchitectAc. 1930 Alterations
Item 3 of 4J M Dick Peddie & Walker ToddArchitectural practiceAc. 1930 Alterations
Item 4 of 4William James Walker ToddArchitectAc. 1930 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lees, Henry, Saunders, Robert and Baird, James, Syndicate headed by 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p54-5

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal13 October 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp1069 - obituary of Joseph Marr Johnston

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/271/1
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ & F Johnston Collection JFJ 1910/1/1
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Marr Johnston: F no2400 (box 6)